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@"h"h3 developing this morning: it's cold... and it's windy. not how you want to start a tuesday... dave is monitoring our cold conditions... and when things will begin to warm up. 3 ((jen also while you were sleeping: the very first primary votes are in... and what an upset... on both sides! could this be a prediction of what's to come in november? 3 ((walter and... just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water... florida racks up a stunning statistic... that's gonna give
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3 ((walter)) its now 5:__ thanks for joining us. i'm walter epstein. let's start off with a check of the forecast, with dave. 3 (dave 3
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3 no closed captioning is available for traffic. 3 3 ((vanessa 3 3 3 3 ((vanessa 3
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3 3 (wally now to an update on a big traffic problem in *pasco county. a truck that was hauling a *crane, slammed into an overpass. that shut down i-75 for *several *hours... near "overpass road," just south of state road 52. one lane re- opened around five p-m... and all lanes were back open by 11 last night. 3 ((wally this is a closeup look at the damage that crane caused when it hit the overpass. the driver is aubrey reed from texas. he was not hurt... but he *was ticketed for carrying an oversized load. inspectors spent all night checking out that overpass... to make sure it was structually sound.
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(walter) voters head to today, in the very first presidential primary this season.(jen) already, the final results in one tiny village are surprising. 3 (jen "dixville notch" is one of three communities in the state that are allowed to hampshire law. there are overnight, they were in the republican side: john kasich won with three votes ... donald trump had two votes. and on the democratic side: vermont senator bernie sanders won with four votes ... hillary clinton had zero. the other two towns taking part in early voting: hart, and millsfield, are also small... with 63-voters combined. 3 (walter) donald trump is still the frontrunner in most places... including florida. but the republican senator from our state, marco rubio, is right behind him. that's according to a new poll from florida southern college. trump leads with 27-percent... rubio has 20- percent... and ted cruz is in third with 12-percent. former florida governor, jeb 3
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for an update on the donald trump rally coming up at u-s-f on friday. yesterday, the event-site said: there were no more free tickets. but that changed later in the day. and at last check, there *are still tickets available to the rally. it starts at seven p-m friday, at the sundome on the main tampa campus. doors open at five... and remember: the *event is free, but you *will have to pay for parking.... 20- bucks. if you want to register... we've put a link on fox 13 news dot com. just click on seen on tv. 3 3 (jen) in clearwater: a man is now behind bars, accused of attacking a little girl inside a mall bathroom. but he's telling police... it was all a big mistake. 3 (jen it happened friday night at the macy's store inside the westfield countryside mall. a 6-year-old girl told police that a man followed her into a bathroom stall and held her down. she wasn't hurt. after a few tips, police tracked down 18 year old "ricky thompson", who lives in ocala. he told detectives he'd mistakenly walked into the women's
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the little girl was in a stall that was halfway open. and when she saw him, she screamed. thompson claims: he just freaked out... and did the wrong thing... covering her mouth to quiet her down. 3 (jen) after that, police say: thompson took-off... and went back to his family. he's now in the pinellas county jail, charged with battery. 3 (wally) you can't blame school administrators across our state for feeling a little nervous right now. grades for florida public schools are coming out soon... legally, they could come out as early as *today... but the results may be *delayed... that's because they're based on a new test, and the state had to come-up with a new scoring system. and... florida lawmakers wanted to study the new test... and that took more time. some think this year's marks should be thrown out, since it's a new system, and the results might not be accurate. and since grades are largely based on these test scores, they think the state should get an "i" for incomplete, and just chalk this year up to "practice." 3 3 (jen) the search continues in st. petersburg this morning... for a very *pricey piece of art. it's worth about 25-thousand dollars... and it was taken from the
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(jen and this is what it and purple and was attached to a pedestal. the piece is relatively small... it cold fit into a small box... probably taken sunday, right now the pedestal it used to sit on is damaged... and police are looking through *hours of surveillance video, from several cameras. the work of a professional art thief, or a random robber... and right now they don't 3 (walter) 2015 was a record-setting year for shark leading the world. 3 (walter - there were 98 unprovoked attacks worldwide... 30 of those were here in florida. that's according to the florida museum of national history... which released those numbers monday. the previous record was 88 attacks worldwide in 2000. attacks are expected to increase as the human population grows and shark populations recover. 3 ((jen)) you can get fries... milkshakes... tacos... and lots more in the drive-thru.((walter)) but one guy, apparently didn't like what was on the menu at a
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the absolutely nutty thing he allegedly tossed through the window. 3 ((walter and... talk about living on the edge! the small town, with a big problem... the case of the disappearing yards! the new caramel macchiato from dunkin' donuts. let hand-crafted layers of espresso, milk, and a caramel-flavored swirl uplift your mood. indulge in a hot or iced macchiato today.
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3 (jen - we're waking up to chilly temperatures. and wind gusts of more than 30 miles an hour in some areas. dress warm... and leave
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could be a rough commute. both dave and vanessa are keeping an eye on conditions. they're back with an update in a few minutes. 3 3 (walter we're following a news alert out of germany right now... where two trains have *collided. this is new video of the crash site south of munich. at least eight people are confirmed dead... about a *hundred people are believed 3 to have minor injuries. police say there are still people trapped in the wreckage. *eight rescue helicopters are on the scene. more on this story, as it develops. 3 ((walter)) there are news concerns right now, that russian bombing in syria is contributing to the refugee crisis in europe. ((jen)) this, as a boat capsizes... killing dozens of refugees. fox's kelly wright reports
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3 3 dozens of syrian refugees are killed at sea off the greek island of lesbos. there was a spike monday in syrians immigrating across the aegean sea... after waiting out a storm that lasted several days. the greek coast guard also rescuing dozens of other refugees traveling on packed boats. mustafa says: "and all people want to stop war in syria because many people in syria, your house is very finished. don't have house, don't have money, don't have work. and stop war and open because if the war." the u-s state department is blaming russian bombings for forcing syrians to flee through turkey... after a syrian army attack on the border city of aleppo... with the help of russia.kirby says: "we know...the estimate goes from just more than 10,000 to much greater than that just in and around aleppo of displacements, which will obviously have an effect on the refugee flow out of syria and then at the very least to the borders,'' a syrian opposition government is calling for an end to the russian bombings... which have made it difficult to bring humanitarian aid to the those displaced from their homes. they also fear the refugee crisis could get worse.bakri says (translated): "if the situation continues like this, it will lead to the displacement of up to 400,000 people from aleppo province and from aleppo city itself. it is clear that the russians are aiming for the encirclement of and to lay siege to aleppo, as has happened in other parts of syria." syrian peace talks are set to resume later this week in munich... as u-s secretary of state john kerry is seeking a ceasefire to help stem the flow of immigrants. in new york, kelly wright, fox news. 3 (jen in alabama... people are really in alabama... (jen 3 wright, fox news. in new york, kelly immigrants. in new york,
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(jen in alabama... people are really on edge... about something in their backyard. people in prattville are watching as a giant hole swallows up their land. this is just north of montgomery. it started as a small drainage ditch, and after a storm on christmas eve, it started eroding. now it's a massive, gaping hole... and every time it
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are nervous, about their yards washing downhill. city leaders say they're working on filling the hole, but it will take time. 3 (jen do you remember what you wanted to be when you grew up? duchess kate is spilling secrets about prince george's big ambition. at a recent appearance, she told one fan: he wants to be an airplane pilot and cadet, just like his dad was. apparently, he loves the uniforms... and all the flying. since he's still third in line to the throne, he may have time to pursue it, before the crown calls. 3 3 ((walter alright... here we go. in south florida: a man has been arrested... for *throwing an *alligator... yes, you heard that right. it happened at a wendy's in palm beach county, about four months ago. 23-year-old joshua james admitted to side of the road... then throwing it into the wendy's. wildlife officials
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released it back into the wild. 3 3 ((anchors)) it's now 5:__. time to check the forecast with dave. 3 3 (dave some rumbling south of the border. the "colima" *four times in mexico... forcing a nearby airport to shut down for *hours. workers needed time to clear the *ash from *runways. authorities say: the volcano sent-up ash and vapor more than a mile into the sky. and they're keeping people away from that area right now... but
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3 the colima volcano is one of the most active in mexico.
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3 to find out what's roads -
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3 traffic". 3 no closed captioning is available for traffic. 3 ((walter)) think all the 3 ((walter))
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((walter)) 3 think all the best love stories are in *movies.((jen)) guess again... we've found some bay area people who make *romance... look *easy. 3 (jen when we come back, the first of our special pre- valentine's "love stories." turns out: first impressions don't *always matter! 3
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3 tomorrow.. we valentines day 1999... when cupid strikes a couple at a concert.. i'll introduce you to a couple who's love story is best told through a song. 3 ((jen)) it's the home of central command... 3 and it oversees our military mission in afghanistan, iraq and the rest of the war zone. ((walter)) now, a possible *new assignment for macdill air force base in tampa... that could bring it to t-v viewers, across the country. 3 ((walter plus: it's gonna take more than *energy, to fight what "monster" drinks are up against. what five lawsuits claim about the popular beverage... it's
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oh-oh, oh-oh oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh-oh-ooh, oh hearts are made for sharing. spread some sweetness with dunkin' donuts' cookie dough and brownie batter donuts. heart-shaped happiness too sweet not to share. america runs on dunkin'. it's 5:--, on tuesday, february 9th. i'm walter allen.((jen)) and i'm jen epstein. after an annoying detour, there's relief for commuters on i-275 in tampa this morning. 3 (jen fox-13's shayla
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us... shayla... finally, a breather... there's a new lane open. 3 3 3
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3 3 variable clouds with windy high temps in the will be breezy and chilly; lows in the breezy conditions on tap for
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3 the time now is 5:__. let's get you up to the minute on today's top stories: hernando county sheriff's office is looking to identify this woman. she was found
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cortez boulevard back in *1972! investigators have reconstructed her face using clay, in hopes of finding some leads. they believe she traveled to alabama or north florida before her death and was between the ages of 30 and 40. she was found wrapped in a bedspread with this distinct pattern. anyone with information is asked to contact hernando county sheriff's cold case detective. 3 ((walter one of the teenagers who broke-out of a juvenile detention facility in tampa more than a week ago... is back in custody. "anthony bays" is from georgia... and authorities *thought he was headed back there. but no, they found him in a vacant house in st. petersburg... after getting an anonymous call about "suspicious activity." the teen surrendered and asked if they'd caught "the other guy" yet. he was referring to anthony cook... and no they haven't. cook is from st. pete, and they think he might still be in the area. both teens were being held on 3 military's most important in the bay area. but now macdill might have a new mission: television! 3
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davis is at macdill this morning... anjuli: there's talk about a t-v show... about the base... how would that work? 3 scandal...and now, cbs to capitalize on that. variety magazine just announced cbs has ordered a pilot would center around two powerful military families in tampa. aside from making the tough calls on some of the highest levels of national security, the show would also the two families.according to the tampa tribune, filming will begin next month.but here's the hitch-- it likely tampa hillsborough film & the tribune louisiana likely beat us out of the bid...thanks to better filming incentives. 3 this isn't the first time tampa's missed out on starring on screen.just last year, the ben affleck film "live by night", which is set in prohibition-era ybor city...passed over the bay film in brunswick, georgia instead.set designers chose to construct a mini- the middle of georgia...instead of filming in florida...due to better incentives offered by our northern neighbor. 3 the producers of "four stars" are familiar faces in the film industry. they're helped produce shows like abc's "nashville", cbs's "elementary", and showtime's
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3 3 ((jen thanks, anjuli. 3 3 ((walter)) the fight against the zika virus is growing. the c-d-c emergency operations center is now at its highest level of activation. 3 ((walter the white house has also asked congress for more than 1-point-8 billion in emergency funding to fight the zika virus. here in florida: there are now 16 cases in our state.. three of those are in hillsborough county.. they are all travel-related.. and don't involve pregnant women. the specific type of mosquito which carries the virus is common in florida and in states bordering mexico.
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ross" of polk county is co- sponsoring new legislation to fight zika in florida... it would help speed up the vaccine-creation process. 3 3 ((jen former tampa bay ray 'delmon young' has been arrested... after police say he choked and threatened a valet in miami. police say the 30-year-old asked the man to open an elevator at the viceroy hotel where he lives. but it was closed because the club leading to it wasn't open. police say that's when young attacked him... then ran back to his condo. officers later arrested young. he's out of jail on bond. 3 (jen/ this morning, the federal government is joining the fight... against citrus greening. more than 20- million-dollars in grants have been awarded to help fight the plant disease in florida. state leaders say this funding is critical for the future of florida's citrus business. orange, grape- fruit and lemon groves once covered 800-thousand acres in florida. because of greening... we now have about 300-thousand acres... about nine-million of that
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research at the university of florida and the university of central florida. 3 ((walter)) monster energy is facing a major lawsuit... not just one... but *five have been filed against the makers of the drink over the safety of the product... and this could be just the tip of the iceberg. 3 ((walter yesterday... attorneys announced the first 5 of more than one hundred lawsuits against energy drink companies. they claim the company didn't warn customers about the potential effects of consuming too much caffeine. they say the drinks made them sersiouly ill... including heart attacks, strokes, and kidney failure. each 16 ounce can of monster has 160 milligrams of caffeine. monster says more than 14 billion of their energy drinks have been sold and safely consumed worldwide for more than 13 years. the company also says food and drug agencies have found no safety concerns. 3 ((jen)) it looks like "casey anthony" is looking to make a name for herself away from the court room. she has reportedly set up a photography business in west palm beach. anthony has filed paperwork to form "case photography l-l-c" which
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the filing belongs to private investigator "patrick mc-kenna" who was casey's defense team's lead private investigator. anthony was cleared of murder charges in the death of her 2-year-old daughter, 5 years ago. 3 ((jen)) it was the hot gift this holiday season: the "fitbit." it's supposed to monitor your steps, calories and sleep...((walter)) but one woman says: her fitbit predicted her *pregnancy... how that worked... after the break. 3 ((walter and... man-oh- manatee! there are so many sea cows at one bay area tourist attraction, they've had to shut it down. and you thought *you had lots of winter visitors! 3 3 ((dave))
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(phone ringing) you can't deal with something, but that's how some seem to be dealing americans work hard, so our next president needs a real plan to keep it strong. (elephant noise) hey candidates,
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3 we're waking up to temperatures in the 50's this 3 morning... but the wind is making it feel downright cold. dave is tracking conditions... he's back with an update in just a few minutes. 3 (jen these days, people don't just hold baby *showers... they also throw elaborate "reveals"... where they find out if the
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some creative way... with all their friends and family there for the fun. 3 (jen) well now... there could be a new way to *find out you're pregnant. (walter) and it comes, courtesy of a really hot fitness trend. laura's here to explain. 3 (laura) yeah... who knew that one of *these... was clued into the stork! it's a fitbit... millions got one for christmas. you wear it around your wrist, and it tells you how many steps you take... how long you sleep... and what your heart-rate is. well, for one couple, it also predicted: she was going to have a baby. 3 (laura how did that happen? well, a husband noticed his wife's heart-rate patterns were a little off, on her new device. he thought the fitbit needed to be re-set. so he went on social media asking for advice... and someone asked if his wife was pregnant. they hadn't planned it, but she took a traditional pregnancy test... and yeah... she was! 3 (laura so, what's the science behind this? turns out there definitely *is a correlation between heart rate and pregnancy. an
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more blood from her heart, to the uterus, to support a growing baby... and according to the experts: cardiac output increases 30-to-50 percent during pregnancy... and that's enough to increase the heart rate by 10 to 20 breaths per minute. these changes in heart rate can start as early as the first trimester... and this mommy-to-be's fitbit, picked up on it. 3 (laura) now, there are lots of other reasons your heart rate goes up... everything from anxiety to too much caffeine... to more serious conditions. so if you notice a big, consistent difference... don't panic... go see your doctor. 3 it's now 5:__. 3 time to check the forecast with dave. 3 3 ((dave if you're planning on going out to three sisters springs, think again. the
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closed because hundreds of manatees are gathered there. last night at 5, the spring closed because 300 manatees were gathered, trying to stay warm. crews there were expecting even more manatees to join those already holed up. staff will reassess the situation when the sun comes up this morning, and decide whether or not to reopen the
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3 3 3 3 it is 5:__: time now to find out what's happening on the roads - with our
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3 no closed captioning is available for traffic. 3 3 3 (jen) 3 if you hear a loud blasting noise in south tampa, don't be alarmed. it's a test... it's only a test... at macdill air force base. officials there are testing the base's speaker system. they'll broadcast test messages over the loudspeakers... sometime this afternoon. nothing to be alarmed about, but it could be noisy. 3 3 (walter in sports this morning: now that football is over... it's beginning to look a lot like *baseball! spring training is just 19-days away, and the rays are busy getting ready for the upcoming season. here's a
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preparations at the trop. it was posted on the rays facebook page, monday afternoon. and today, they're gonna start packing for the road trip to port charlotte, their spring training home. 3 (walter and... can you believe it... it's already time to start talking about the firestone grand prix in st. petersburg. they're gonna start construction on the downtown track, *today. mayor rick kriseman will join last year's winner, "juan pablo mantoya," and indy car officials to install the ceremonial first block. when it's done, the track will run one-point-eight miles with st. pete waterfront. the race runs march 11th through 3 ((walter)) today in denver, they'll hold a victory parade for super bowl champs, the broncos... peyton manning *will be there... but he's been busy in the last 36- hours. he went straight disneyland... and took his twins along. if only the lightning had something to celebrate. fox-13 sports director, chip carter tells 3 3
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3 (walter this is "treadmill tuesday" at the tampa metropolitian ymca. a friendly competition with the ymca in jacksonville. each
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treadmills. the event is open to members *and non-members. all you have to do to take part, is spend at least thirty *minutes on a treadmill. the c-e-o of the *losing ymca will have to wear the *other cities nfl jersey and take photos. they will also send the winning city a gift basket, featuring some of their local favorites. the competition runs today from seven a-m to seven p-m. and i will be heading out to the "y" later this morning... to give some live updates on the competition. 3 ((walter)) fresh from the super bowl, and headed to us. ((jen)) how you can get your *beyonce tickets, starting today! 3 ((jen and... leggo my lego! these guys and gals aren't *playin! this is a stiff competition... that could change *all of our
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now at havertys furniture, it's our annual presidents day sale. which means it's the perfect time to create the perfect home. now through february 15th, everything in our store is on sale. plus, we're offering
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no interest financing. come in today for our best prices of the year. with havertys, your home can be perfect. even when life isn't. sfx: knocking. we're early! the presidents day sale. from classic to contemporary,
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3 you just saw her at the superbowl... now see her in *person. beyonce is bringing her "formation" stadium tour to "raymond james stadium" in tampa this april. and *pre-sales begin *today for those tickets. but before you get too excited, these aren't general admission tickets... today's pre-sale nd v-i public will have to wait until february 16th for their shot at the tickets... that's a week from today. the concert is friday, april 29th. 3 3 ((jen)) it looks like they're *playing... but these kids are creating amazing things with legos... we're talking *robots! (walter) and they're *elementary school students... doing things most wouldn't do until *college! it's part of something called the "lego league"... and fox-13's kim kuizon tells us: it's also
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3 here in this mcneal elementary school classroom. we need to change it." these young students will amaze you. we are programming the ev3 like a mind storming robots." that should be the talk of a college student, but michael rixon and most of his classmates are in the 5th grade. some of them are even younger! but they are building robots and programming them. - "not many kids have the chance to be doing this and it brings out the creative side of kids." this is the first lego league team for mcneal elementary. it is a league of innovators that researches real world problems like recycling. the goal is to come up with a solution by using legos and inventing a robot. students rely on their math, technology and science skills. it's nerve wrecking and stressful, but fun at the same time." this elementary group is going up against middle school students in the first lego league's pretty cool because it's very challenging to get the programs and once we complete it it is amazing." for their teachers it's amazing to watch them work. we are so nervous and we are like oh my goodness are they going to do all right and they just take it in stride, like its no big deal, like they do this everyday." students spend hours before and after class coming up with their solutions and getting ready for their next competition. it's not an easy task. -"it's daunting, but these students have picked it up like second nature. they don't hold back. they jump right in and whatever mission they decide to take on they do it." and they all love it.i would just say believe in
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3 (walter) sportsmanship is also important in this. the judges also evaluate the students on their behavior. (jen) if they see any kids booing other teams, they'll get 3 ((jen)) there's much more to come on good day.((walter)) let's turn it over to russell and laura - to find 3 ((russell/2-shot)) it's an important day for the country.. people in new hampshire are heading to the polls.. and how they vote will play a big part in who will remain in the race for president..((laura)) a few precincts have already voted.. we'll have the early results. 3 ((russell/take vo)) and: a terrifying scene.. as a leopard is spotted on school grounds. three people are attacked.. and the
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((laura/wipe vo)) and: don't worry, kiddo.. there's not many of us who can move like beyonce.. but this little guy is giving it a pretty good try.. it's all ahead at six. 3 3 ((dave)) 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
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